Lauren & Brad's wedding is one of my favorites from 2017, they are both so kind and loving to one another. Highland Springs Ranch is one of my absolute favorite places to shoot, a large ranch with a pretty interesting history. Lauren took the time to post all about her wedding on her own blog, check that out here!
David & Monica got married at Stomping Ground Vineyard which is a hidden gem in San Bernardino. This venue does only a couple weddings a year as it is run out of their personal property & just so happen to be Monica's parents! Lucky girl, they are such a kind hearted & creative family. All of the little succulent pinch pots on the reception tables were made by Monica's mother who also dabbles in ceramics with her own kiln on site! From the ceramics, hundreds of plants, tie die napkins to the tipi & ceremony church pews, I was in love. David is an amazing man & with Monica quickly becoming a girlfriend of mine, I am so happy they found each other! ... (and found me, thanks Molly! haha)
Photography: Mandilynn Photography Instagram: @mandilynnphoto // Caterer: Urban Pie, Jason Winters, Urbanpiela.com, Instagram: @urbanpiela // Venue: Stomping Ground Vineyard, Steve and Peggy Avil, Instagram: @stompinggroundvineyard // Videographer: Jay Williams Photography // Wedding dress: Stella York, Essence of Australia, Instagram: @missstellayork // Flowers: Fleuris, Flower Studio, Debbra Robertson, Fleurisflowerstudio.com, Instagram: @fleurisflowerstudio // Cake: Nikki's custom cakes, Nikki Regan, Nikkiscustomcakes.com // Chairs: An Elegant Affair, Instagram: @An_Elegant_Affair // Brides booties: Free People // Hair and Makeup done by Bride // Bridesmaids Dress: For Love and Lemons
Hair & Makeup by @Pipermichelle
2015 was a year filled with high highs and low lows. The one thing I always have is my job, I always seem to think about that and feel grateful during both my highs and my lows. I am so thankful that I get to be self employed & do something that I truly love <3 Thank you so SO much to every one of my clients who help make this happen. 2015 was my first full year living in my new city of San Diego so there has been a lot of new ground to cover. Weddings however are always all over Southern California & sometimes farther so I am excited to see where 2016 takes me.
Jeanne & Andy's engagement session is still one of my favorites to date, I just love their personalities & Jeanne's clothing choices made me a very happy photographer. If you follow me on Instagram then you are probably well aware that I am obsessed with every detail of their wedding day as well. The Smog Shoppe is so unique, so weird in the best way, so LA & let's just say I want a ton more weddings here! From the fact that it's an old auto shop to the random selection of decor & don't even get me started on the greenery hanging all over inside.
I also love nothing more at a ceremony than hand written vows, there is nothing like it. I cry a lot at weddings as I shoot them, regardless of how well I know the couple. Jeanne's vows stood out to me for days, so much so that I requested she email me a copy. I love when couples don't hide the hard times & struggles in their relationship as they take this step of a forever commitment. "You've seen me at my worst & fought hard for our relationship when I didn't know how to."
Photography: Mandilynn Photography | Coordination: Allie Shane of Pop the Champagne | Catering: First Street Cuisine | Rentals: Del Rey Party Rentals | Flowers: DIY'd | Videography: Boffo Video | Photobooth: GC Photo Booth | DJ: After Dark Entertainment | Cake: Jeseca Creations | Hair & makeup: Jackie Su Artistry | Dress: Katie May
Mandi & Kenny's wedding at The Retro Ranch was so amazing from start to finish. This venue is multi level with beautiful views, a barn, amazing greenery & vintage airstreams on the property. I truly enjoyed my time with this couple so much & their day is one of my 2015 favorites!
ashley + darryll
To celebrate their first year wedding anniversary, Amanda & Silas had a very colorful destination session at Salvation Mountain & Salton Sea. We also enjoyed a couple bottles of wine from their wedding venue, Wilson Creek Winery in Temecula (I was totally ok with partaking in the celebration!).
Emily & Devin's wedding will forever go down in history as the smoothest wedding day there ever was. (seriously) We arrived at Highland Springs Resort on a beautiful November morning and I immediately fell in love with this venue. Emily & Devin chose to have a first look, which always makes for a happy Mandi. The entire family & bridal party were all so calm, collected and ready to make Emily & Devin's day perfect. Having all portraits done prior to ceremony let Emily & Devin enjoy their cocktail hour with their guests, it was the timeline from heaven. The details of the reception were so fitting and just simple enough to not distract from the natural beauty of this venue.
Photography: Mandilynn Photography // Venue: Highland Springs Resort // Videography: Jessica Santos // DJ: Steve Burdick // Hair and Makeup: Swell Beauty // Florist: Flower Allie // Dress: Allure // Bridesmaids dresses: Modcloth and Donna Morgan at Nordstroms // Groom attire: Ted Baker at Nordstoms // Grooms/Groomsmens Ties: Etsy // Cake: TLC Cakes and Baking Co. // Event planning: Alexis at Evoke // Photobooth: Shutterbooth // Bridesmaids robes: Etsy
VIDEO BY JESSICA SANTOS: https://vimeo.com/121738217
Big thanks to @shopluxclothing